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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, September 27

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If the mention of Testors paint bottles brings you back to your childhood, you'd better get down to Trost Modelcraft & Hobbies before Tuesday evening, as it's closing up shop after 78 years. Although the company's wholesale distribution business will continue, it's the retail store that customers will be mourning, a store that was once a main gathering place for kids back when Lionel trains and slotcar racing were big national pastimes.

GB store


GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15